W London Hotel

London, England

Jestico + Whiles

A reflective double skinned building whose facade comes to life at night with a responsive, dynamic light show.

All photographs © 2011 Ines Billings

All photographs © 2011 Ines Billings

The facade on this award winning hotel project comprises of an external glazed and patterned veil with internal skin of factory fabricated unitised panels. The outer skin which was designed for maximum transparency, was constructed from low-iron curved & flat glazing, and a suspended stainless steel rod and fin assembly with countersunk point fixings.

The varied levels of opacity, was controlled by a changing pattern of white ceramic frit.

Coloured light effects are achieved via LED’s integrated into the inner skin, forming a kinetic illuminated facade that can be programmed to sophisticated levels to create artwork.

2012 WAN Awards (highly commended)
2011 FX Awards (winner)
2011 Business Traveller Awards (winner)
2011 MIPIM Awards (winner)
2011 European Hotel Design Awards (finalist)